“Changes will not simply happen…Changes will occur when consumers realize what they’ve been eating, get angry, and demand something different…It remains our responsibility, with every vote and every dollar spent on food, to start making it right.”
– Eric Schlosser, foreword to Slaughterhouse Blues
“Walmart and Sam’s Club will begin offering fresh ground beef that does not contain LFTB. We’re committed to providing our customers with quality products at the right prices.”–Quoted from The Nation magazine.
So I read this as Walmart and Sam’s Club will continue to purchase and sell Pink Slime, and will some how give customers a choice to buy beef without it. But can anyone explain how customers will know which products have it, and which don’t?
Will they label each package? Will they label certain display cases as having Pink
Slime product, and other displays clearly labeled as “Pink Slime Free.” Will they offer Pink Slime free beef in a few stores, but not others? How does Walmart and Sam’s Club intend to provide their customers with a transparent choice, since federal law does not require any such distinction in meat labeling?